Creating transformational change in the practice of medical physics is by nature intrinsically uncertain. The MP3.0 working group has determined that this challenging undertaking requires a multi-pronged approach through sub-committees, each of which is focused on fostering one of seven guiding “SMART” aspirations. SMART is meant to invoke the character of intentionality, intelligence, effectiveness, and leanness in targeting the objectives of MP3.0. The seven aspirations are:
To develop comprehensive professional expectations for Medical Physics 3.0 practice through intentional regulations, guidelines, and accreditation.
Short term goals
Work with Professional Council to:
Encourage the development of technological resources that enable the practice of MP3.0 efficiently and consistently. More info.
Define and encourage strong and explicit technical, clinical, and leadership competencies for practicing medical physicists to fully contribute their unique expertise as scientists and healthcare professionals to medicine.
Devise working models and practice norms that encourage and facilitate the practice of MP3.0.
Advocate for the role and potential of medical physics to non-physicist professions, colleagues (e.g., administrators, physicians), and patients.
To develop a comprehensive communications strategy for MP3.0 to raise awareness among AAPM members of needed changes and evolution required in the medical physics profession and to encourage adoption and buy-in of MP 3.0 initiatives.
Identify and address the needs and opportunities for medical physics research and clinical practice in fields of medicine beyond radiology and radiation oncology.
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